Day: January 3, 2019

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 45 runs in opening ODI

New Zealand won the opening one-day international against Sri Lanka by 45 runs in Tauranga today.



First baby of 2019 born in Rome, a Sri Lankan

A Sri Lankan couple residing in Rome had the honor of being the parents of the firstborn baby in the New Year.



Main suspect of Kalutara shooting arrested

The main suspect in shooting and injuring a businessman in Thotupola junction in Kalutara was arrested in Payagala this morning by Police in possession of a firearm.



China lands spacecraft on far side of moon

A Chinese spacecraft has become the first ever to land on the far side of the moon, according to state-run media, in a giant leap for human space exploration.



Money printing liabilities reduced to Rs 175.46 Billion

The Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) borrowed Rs 38,768.99 million from the market on 1 January to retire an equivalent value of its face value money printing (FVMP) liabilities, thereby, reducing the value of the latter by 18.10% to Rs 175,461.41 million.



Inaugural Cabinet meeting: Ravi opposes Mangala’s proposal

Power and Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake, who held the finance portfolio previously, strongly opposed a Cabinet paper, submitted by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, yesterday, seeking approval for securing USD 1 billion from the National Savings Bank to service debt.



Sri Lanka to halve maximum foreign holding limit in govt securities

Sri Lanka plans to restrict foreign holdings of government securities to a maximum 5 percent from the current 10 percent to prevent possible hot money flows and improve the quality of reserves, the country’s central bank chief said on Wednesday.